Traditionally, we observe these events in the life of Christ on Passion Week: His triumphal entry, His last supper, His death, burial and resurrection. What is Easter all about? We serve a RISEN SAVIOR! God raised Christ from the dead on the 3rd day – and He sits at God’s right hand. There’s something else that happened before Christ ascended to Heaven… He left us the greatest gift – His Holy Spirit – the comforter and our guide through this crazy life.
The Holy Spirit of God is filled with goodness and wisdom. God wants us to be kind and quick to forgive one another. It’s only with His help that we can do these things.
We are loved by God – and are to be loving and kind to one another. As we rely on God’s Holy Spirit to help us, we can accomplish so much as we plant seeds along the way. It’s so nice to make friends with like-minded believers, knowing that no matter what, you can go back to the fact that you both have God’s Holy Spirit and can work anything out as you rely on Him for guidance and direction.
It’s nearly impossible to talk about God’s Holy Spirit without mentioning the fruits of His Spirit:
Does that mean that we will be perfect? Um… nope. Does it mean that we can love perfectly? Well, as we live by God’s precepts that certainly could and should happen. If we will lean fully on God’s Holy Spirit, we can have some beautiful attitudes and be a blessing to others. We want the fruits of the Spirit to be clear in our lives. God’s more than happy to reveal to us how that can happen.
If you could imagine a pyramid in your mind – sort of like the food pyramid (which seems to be changing with every diet that comes along). The good thing about this pyramid is that it never changes.
God’s Holy Spirit is at the TOP of the pyramid. No surprise there. At the other two corners are you and another person – any person you come in contact with. God’s Spirit gives love, comfort, power, peace, wisdom and the ability to control things like temper. Because He’s given us these things, we are able to share them with others in our lives, with evidence of the fruits showing through in the process.
Remember that the Lord did not leave us here as orphans to figure out how to live. He has everything we need to live an abundant life… if we’ll just ask Him to help us. 🙂